Pete  Clancy

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
Clancy & Diaz, LLP
3000 Citrus Circle, Suite 215, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
(925) 835-7500

Pete Clancy is recognized among his peers as

an outstanding and hard-working personal

injury attorney. It is quite common to find him at the office working after everyone else has gone home, and he is proud to say that he has known the late-night custodians at every building where he has worked as a lawyer. This hard work has been rewarded by membership in very exclusive professional organizations and by public recognition.


Selected Case Results

$8,657,000  -      Motorcycle accident

$3,000,000  -      Wrongful death

$2,617,566  -       Auto Collision

$1,850,000  -       Pedestrian struck by big rig

$1,800,000  -       Auto Collision

$1,300,000  -       Dangerous stairs / landlord

$1,250,000  -       Auto versus pedestrian

$1,125,000  -       Bike versus big rig

$1,150,000  -       Minor impact auto collision

$950,000     -       Wrongful Death

$925,000     -       Pediatric Brain Injury

$900,000     -       TBI/Brain Injury

$900,000     -       Jaywalking Pedestrian

$725,000     -       Dangerous walkway at apartment / landlord

$700,000     -       Dangerous Condition of Public Property

$590,000     -       Auto Collision

$550,000   -       Pedestrian in parking lot

$450,000     -       Premises liability (hotel)

$435,000     -       Auto collision passenger

Honors & Distinctions


Justice HQ is an exclusive organization of plaintiff’s attorneys. Members are admitted only by invitation and must demonstrate not only quality work, but a commitment to do good. “All our members are vetted to ensure they add to the culture and community that we are building. You have to be driven and motivated to do more. You have to be ethical in the way you practice law and in the way you treat others. You have to be a visionary and realize the potential in introducing the brightest tech minds to the brightest legal minds."

The Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is a vital, elite, growing group of trial lawyers from across the country which shares knowledge, experience and expertise in handling brain injury cases. 

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form (Life Member)

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members located throughout the country. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case which has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.

Pete Clancy is member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process, which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state. The Top 40 under 40 is restricted to only 40 attorneys per state per year and each attorney must be under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2012. Attorneys must also specialize in the areas of civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. Each candidate must also be in good standing with the state licensing board and must never have been subject to disciplinary action.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

SuperLawyers Northern California (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

In 2019, 2020 and 2021 Pete was named a SuperLawyer by SuperLawyers magazine. 

SuperLawyers Northern California Rising Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Pete was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of personal injury among Northern California personal injury lawyers. Only 2.5% of the attorneys in a given jurisdiction are given this award; even fewer receive the distinction for more than one year.

Speaker – How to Win HUGE Personal Injury Verdicts (July 2015)

Speaker at Bar Association of San Francisco CLE on trial strategies, jury selection, discovery, witness selection and overall case approach. 

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Education Committee Member (2020 – present)

Member, Board of Directors (2020 – present)

Membership Committee (2020 – present)


Pete earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. UC Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California, and today is one of the top-rated law schools in the United States. Its alumni span the globe and are among the most respected lawyers, judges and business leaders today.

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